July 2020: the main classical music anniversaries to celebrate

Every month, composers and musicians to remember! Classical music and opera have brought out tens of thousands of artists, are performed in thousands of venues and their composers have written scores in great numbers throughout 10 centuries of history. From January 1 to December 31, there are therefore many opportunities to remember a composer or discover an artist, to explore a genre or to expand a work' s knowledge.

July 2020 : essential commemorations

2020 is, as every year, an opportunity to celebrate many centenarians or multi-centenarians related to classical music and opera. In July 2020, some well-known or not so famous artists, composers or musicians, are to be commemorated: Henri Legay (100th anniversary, Birth), Herta Talmar (100th anniversary, Birth), Karl-Friedrich Hölzke (100th anniversary, Birth), Marcel Merkès (100th anniversary, Birth), Harald Pröglhöf (100th anniversary, Birth)... and many more.

What's next? Every month, dozens of anniversaries are good reasons to discover a work, to rediscover a musician. Next month? August 2020... In a year? July 2021...

Day by day, all celebrations for July 2020

 

July 2020

01

Henri Legay, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, French opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

03

Carlos <strong>Kleiber</strong> Carlos Kleiber, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, German-born Austrian conductor

90th anniversary (Birth)

Audra <strong>Mcdonald</strong> Audra Mcdonald, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, American singer and actress

50th anniversary (Birth)

04

Herta Talmar, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Austrian singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jemal Gokieli, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Georgian conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

05

Jan <strong>Kubelík</strong> Jan Kubelík, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Czech violinist and composer

140th anniversary (Birth)

Karl-Friedrich Hölzke, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, German singer and opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

06

Władysław <strong>Szpilman</strong> Władysław Szpilman, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Polish pianist, composer, Holocaust survivor

20th anniversary (Death)

07

Gustav <strong>Mahler</strong> Gustav Mahler, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Austrian late-Romantic composer

160th anniversary (Birth)

MasterpiecesComplete works

Marcel Merkès, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Opera tenor

100th anniversary (Birth)

08

George <strong>Antheil</strong> George Antheil, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, American avant-garde composer, pianist, author and inventor

120th anniversary (Birth)

Harald Pröglhöf, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Austrian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

12

Kirsten <strong>Flagstad</strong> Kirsten Flagstad, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Norwegian opera singer

125th anniversary (Birth)

14

Luis <strong>Mariano</strong> Luis Mariano, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Operetta singer and actor

50th anniversary (Death)

15

Leopold von <strong>Auer</strong> Leopold von Auer, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Hungarian violinist, conductor and composer

90th anniversary (Death)

16

Ivo Jirásek, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Czech conductor, music educator and composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

17

Ludvík Čelanský, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Czech conductor, theater manager, music educator, composer and director conductor of Czech philharmony

150th anniversary (Birth)

18

19

Aldo Protti, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Italian opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

20

Bernhard Landauer, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Austrian opera singer

50th anniversary (Birth)

21

Isaac <strong>Stern</strong> Isaac Stern, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, American musician

100th anniversary (Birth)

Manuel Valls i Gorina, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Spanish composer

100th anniversary (Birth)

22

Josef <strong>Strauss</strong> Josef Strauss, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Austrian composer

150th anniversary (Death)

24

Ernest <strong>Bloch</strong> Ernest Bloch, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, American composer (1880-1959)

140th anniversary (Birth)

25

Osvaldo Pugliese, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Argentine pianist, tango composer

25th anniversary (Death)

27

Miklós Rózsa, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Hungarian-American composer

25th anniversary (Death)

28

Johann Sebastian <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Sebastian Bach, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, German composer and musician of the Baroque era

270th anniversary (Death)

MasterpiecesComplete works

Riccardo <strong>Muti</strong> Riccardo Muti, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Italian conductor

80th anniversary (Birth)

29

John <strong>Barbirolli</strong> John Barbirolli, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, British conductor and cellist

50th anniversary (Death)

Herbert Kegel, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, German conductor

100th anniversary (Birth)

Jonel Perlea, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, Romanian conductor

50th anniversary (Death)

30

George <strong>Szell</strong> George Szell, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, American conductor

50th anniversary (Death)

Ljubo Kobal, Celebrations (July 2020), Classical music, opera singer

100th anniversary (Birth)

See also...

Others celebrations

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